Kinder Morgan emergency response plan not to be made public in BC
By Angela Espinoza, News Editor
Kinder Morgan is stirring controversy once again after president Ian Anderson publicly stated on February 20 that BC’s spill plan or emergency response plan (ERP) should not be made public. Reportedly due to “security concerns,” residents of British Columbia will not be permitted to see Kinder Morgan’s ERP regarding the Trans-Mountain pipeline.
“There are very real security concerns that we have with respect to posting our full and complete plans where critical valves and critical access points to the system are delineated,” said Anderson.
However, those in Washington State—which the pipeline would travel through—have apparently already seen their own 383-page plan.
Information such as evacuation zones and response times are outlined in both plans, along with potential areas of concern within the pipeline walls.
The Globe and Mail reported that the Washington ERP was made public online from January 9 until February 18, while Canada’s Nation Energy Board has only been provided with a plan that reportedly had many areas blacked out.